Hot Pockets the full fat variety to Lean Pockets is under fire today after the USDA made an announcement that “unwholesome meat products” were used and possibly consumed by consumers, according to CNN Health on February 19.
Nestle, the company which creates the Hot Pockets line, issued a statement recalling two varieties of their Hot Pockets due to the possibility of contaminants. Nestle issues a press release on their website on Wednesday February 18.
8.7 million pounds of meat from the Rancho Feeding Corp was recalled due to the process of “diseased and unsound animals” and the company “carried out these activities without the benefit of federal inspection.” Philly Steak and Cheese and Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese may contain this contaminated meat.
According to Slate on February 19, the contaminated meat contained “unwholesome meat products” which included “beef carcasses, beef blood, beef hearts, and veal bones” along with other ingredients.
While some stores are trying to reach out to those in their database who recently purchased these items, there are many who will be unfound. If you or someone you know purchased Hot Pockets Philly Steak and Cheese, 9 ounce, UPC 4369507107; Hot Pockets Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese, 9 ounce, UPC 4369505634; and Hot Pockets Philly Steak and Cheese, 54 ounce, UPC 4369507520 you should throw away any remaining product and take your receipt to a store for a full refund.
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